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Old 03-28-06, 09:36 AM
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Liz is in 1st grade and her math curriculum sounds just like Daniel's. She's also learning time and money. And if I remember correctly, that's about what it was like for Brad in 1st and 2nd grade at our old school (which was a VERY cometitive district in our state). Generally, I think 3rd grade starts multiplication and division (which is what Bradley is working on this year). He's also learning fractions, decimals, elapsed time, and well, there's a lot more, but I can't remember everything he's learned!
 
But, that's 3rd grade...
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Thanks. I feel a little better. They are doing two and 3 digit addition and subtraction as well. They taught them a "new "way of figuring out the 2 digit addition which Hannah has really taken to. They teach then to add the left column first (the "tens" column) and then the right column(the ones column) then add the two together. It eliminates the "carrying over". I really like that way and wished I had learned it as a kid.
I have been trying to incorporate numbers games into our play at home with cooking and money...I just really don't want her to develop a true math phobia...becauuse I think it sticks
 
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Old 03-28-06, 08:45 PM
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See, I disagree with the "New" math. I don't like that, it seems backwards to me. It really seems to add another step to trying to solve a problem. I'll have to think about this for awhile.

The funny thing is I remember my mom complaining about "new math" when I was a kid. They are always coming up with something different! But yet, 25+25 is always 50 in the end!
 
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I don't like the "new" math either and I'm glad Rachel's school isn't doing it that way. It seems to make the problem more confusing when done on paper but strangely enough thats the way I have always done in when I had to add in my head.
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Sounds like we are all doing pretty much the same thing. Emma is in 2nd grade 1st semester math so time, money, fractions, algebra (I hate this for her), double and triple digit addition and subtraction. No carry over subtraction yet but I know it's coming.

Emma is not confident in Math (none of us are) so it amazes me that they moved her up a semester.
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